Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

9-2002

Journal or Book Title

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Volume

16

Issue

3

First Page

292

Last Page

300

DOI

10.1046/j.1365-2915.2002.00378.x

Abstract

Tsetse flies occupy discontinuous habitats and gene flow among them needs to be investigated in anticipation of area-wide control programs. Genetic diversities were estimated at six microsatellite loci in seven Glossina morsitans submorsitans Newstead (Diptera: Glossinidae) populations and five microsatellite loci in six G. m. morsitans Westwood populations. Nei’s unbiased diversities were 0.808 and 76 alleles in G. m. submorsitans and 0.727 and 55 alleles in G. m. morsitans. Diversities were less in three laboratory cultures. Matings were random within populations. Populations were highly differentiated genetically. Populations were strongly subdivided, as indicated by fixation indices (FST) of 0.18 in G. m. morsitans and 0.17 in G. m. submorsitans. 35% of the genetic variance in G. m. submorsitans was attributed to differences between populations from The Gambia and Ethiopia. All available genetic evidence suggests that genetic drift is much greater than gene flow among G. morsitans s.l. populations.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Krafsur, E. S., and M. A. Endsley. "Microsatellite diversities and gene flow in the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans sl." Medical and veterinary entomology 16, no. 3 (2002): 292-300, which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2915.2002.00378.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Copyright Owner

The Royal Entomological Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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